Elon Musk described the looks of the Starlink Satellite receiver terminal. It will have motors.
The satellite receiver will need to be able track the low earth orbit satellites and shift to a different satellite. The satellites will be about 30 times farther than the altitude of a commercial passenger jet and they will be moving about 30 times faster. The apparent motion of the satellites relative to people on the ground will be like watching an airplane track across the sky.
Looks like a thin, flat, round UFO on a stick. Starlink Terminal has motors to self-adjust optimal angle to view sky. Instructions are simply:
– Plug in socket
– Point at sky
These instructions work in either order. No training required.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 7, 2020
There was a patent from SpaceX discussing the phased array shifters that will be needed.
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3 thoughts on “Tesla Starlink Satellite Terminal Will Be a Thin, Flat, Round UFO on a Stick”
Wait, what.. am I reading right? This ground receiver is going to be pivoting around all day, or night?
Quick SpaceX UFO antenna patent links
I have one of those usb sticks… it’s called rabbit tv.
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